1. When and where will the Oxbridge Future Leaders summer school happen?
We’ll be holding the course around the ivy-covered walls of a college quadrangle in Oxford, from 24 July - 6 August 2016.
2. How much is the fee for the Oxbridge Future Leaders program?
The fee is £3449, which includes all your tuition, as well as four day trips out of Oxford, two formal dinners in the college Hall, restaurant dinners every night, and an action-packed social calendar in the evenings which includes ‘punting’on the Thames and an evening of Scottish dancing.
3. How many participants will there be at the Oxbridge Future Leaders program?
The course will have around 20-30 other students from around the world attending. This makes a small and friendly group of people who you’ll quickly make friends with.
4. For how many days will Oxbridge Future Leaders program last?
It is a two week programme - they’ll be two super busy weeks, but with more than enough time for you to relax and enjoy the historic city of Oxford.
5. Is accommodation included in the fee?
You will have your own study bedroom facing into the college’s beautiful gardens. Each of the rooms is of a good size and located in the heart of Oxford.
6. To what airport should I fly to when coming to Oxbridge Future Leaders?
You can either fly to London Heathrow or to Gatwick - Oxford is close to both and easily reachable by train or coach. We can provide further guidance on how to get here!
7. What does the agenda look like?
The agenda is really busy, but really rewarding, and has a number of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
Mondays and Tuesdays will be teaching days, with trips to see the sights in Oxford in the afternoons. On Wednesday we will head out on a day trip to Windsor Castle, the weekend home of the Queen, or Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site just outside of Oxford.On Thursdays you will have time to relax and prepare for one-on-one private teaching with your tutor, which will be held on Fridays. At the weekends we will travel to London to visit the Harry Potter Film Studios, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben. Alongside that, every evening we will have an event on - from Shakespeare plays in the University’s gardens, to music concerts, and dancing evenings in the Hall.
You’ll also have lectures in public speaking and leadership skills from the ex-Chief of Staff of the UN Mission to the Sierra Leone, a talk on human rights from a lawyer who has defended the likes of Silvio Burlusconi and Abu Qatada, and a range of mind-broadening lectures on everything from the causes of the rise of ISIS to the challenges facing women in the world today.
8. What are 3 MUST SEE places in Oxford?
The Bodleian Library is definitely a must-see. It’s one of the oldest libraries in the world, containing a copy of nearly every book published in the UK since 1610, and is a truly ancient and awe-inspiring centre of learning.
Another great place to visit is Christ Church. Its late-medieval dining hall was used as the Great Hall of Hogwarts for the Harry Potter films, and its famous ‘Peck Quad’is one of the most awe-inspiring buildings in Oxford.
The University Church tower is our final ‘must-see’location. As you climb the winding steps to the top of the tower you will pass the ancient Church clock, and eventually emerge at the top of the tower to be able to see the whole city’s from above, with its dreaming stone spires arranged dazzlingly around you.
We’re proud to be offering guided tours around all these incredible sites in Oxford, and many more incredible locations around the city.
9. What is the local currency?
The local currency is pounds sterling (GBP).
10. What is the application deadline for the Oxbridge Future Leaders?
Places are given on a rolling basis, but our first deadline for applications is 1 May.
11. How do I learn more about the program?
You can visit our website at Oxbridge Future Leaders, or you can live-chat with our small and friendly team on social media - just search ‘Oxbridge Future Leaders’on Facebook.